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Silvia Alvarez
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 147 Reviews)

Silvia Alvarez, MD

Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Silvia Alvarez, please call 319-221-8788

Areas of Interest

Asthma, COPD, Diffuse Lung Diseases, Pleural Diseases, Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial (airways) minimal invasive procedures, and EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound).

Education and Training


San Carlos University of Guatemala School of Medicine, Guatemala, GT, Medicine Doctor and Surgeon


New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York , NY, Internal Medicine


New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, Pulmonary, Critical Care

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Guatemala


  • Board Certified Internal Medicine  
  • BLS, ACLS Certified
  • Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board Certified Critical Care Medicine

Personal Interests

Playing the piano, reading, watching movies. Native Spanish speaker.

Patient Reviews

October 05, 2021
Dr. Alvarez is wonderful. She is very patient and takes her time to listen and answer questions. She makes you feel like you are important!
September 09, 2021
Dr. Was easy to speak with
August 26, 2021
Very good experience.
June 23, 2021
She's always caring efficient and I leave feeling that I know the care needed and choices she lets me be included in
March 08, 2021
Dr Silvia is such a blessing to me !! She is such one of the best doctors and her knowledge and caring shows in the time she spends with you !!!
January 27, 2021
Dr. Alvarez listens to questions and thoroughly answers/addresses them.
January 17, 2021
An excellent diagnostician. Excellent explanation, excellent care.
December 21, 2020
Dr Alvarez was excellent in explaining my condition and the course of treatment!
December 15, 2020
Dr. Alvarez was very thorough and answered every question I had.
November 20, 2020
Great Doctor who listens and answers all questions. Never makes you feel hurried.
November 02, 2020
Very helpful in explaining how to care for myself to keep in myself from having my health decline
October 08, 2020
One of the most professional and caring physicians I have encountered. I was very impressed.
August 01, 2020
My first visit with Dr. Alvarez was fantastic. She took her time reviewing medical history, current diagnosis/issues and answered/discussed all questions and concerns. I am very optimistic about my treatment.
July 31, 2020
dr. Alvarez was great - explained my diagnoses better than had been done before!
July 31, 2020
Dr Alvarez was excellent in explaining the reasons why I was referred to her, and what the next steps would be. she included me in the conversation and genuinely listened to my concerns.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Pulmonology Clinic website


  • Mercy Pulmonology Clinic

    Mercy 8th & 8th Medical Park 788 8th Ave SE, Suite 200 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    Office: 319-221-8788
    Fax: 319-221-8787